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unfolding in washington right now. any minute, dianne feinstein set to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons. along with the vice president joe biden, who will hold his own fire side chat on google plus this afternoon to talk about the president's sweeping and ambitious gun control plan, then in a matter of hours, the pent gaunt is set to make a ground breaking change. leon panetta will shatter the so-called brass ceiling and lift the ban on women serving on the front lines of combat. >> the most hard-bitten combat veterans knew this was inevitable, but the announcement yesterday sent shock waves through the military and pentagon. >> bottom line, it has to be done. it we want to be there, we should be there. if we choose to serve and have the physical capability to do so, we should be there. >> as we speak, happening right now, john kerry is on the hill for what is expected to be smooth sailing. the confirmation hearing of secretary of state. he began with a spirited defense of the woman he will be replacing and then he got emotional. >> i would take office as secretary, proud that t
this morning. >>> today vice president biden takes his gun violence message on the word after senator feinstein works to ban assault weapons and other weapons. but the nra says not so fast. >>> a new stomach bug is called the ferrari of viruses. and u.s. health officials say it's taking over the country. >>> all that and manti te'o's bizarre explanation. destruction for safety's sake. and we'll take you to a place where the sun is warm and life is good. good morning. i'm meraryo mara schiavocampo. rivers are freezing in the boston area and in massachusetts, amazing pictures show river falls frozen solid. and here in new york, you can see the famous fountain in bryant park is covered in ice. we'll have much more on the deep freeze coming up in just a few minutes. >>> in after math of thiing shootings in newtown, a new bill has been proposed this washington. dianne feinstein and other democrats talked about the bill that names more than 150 firearms including semiautomatic rifles and pistols and would ban ammunition clips holding more than ten rounds. but feinstein says the bill would exempt more
. >> that sentiment pushing the power of the people was echoed by dianne feinstein. >> there is one great hope out there and that is you. >> feinstein is introducing her bill to been high capacity magazine clips and certain assault weapons like the one she displayed but it would allow more than 2,200 types of hunting rifles and shotguns. it won't be an easy sell. >> we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi automatautom firearms technology. >> there is opposition to measures and the n.r.a. said the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. the lobby may be too much for feinstein's legislation, something she openly acknowledged. >> if anyone asked today can you win this, the answer is we don't know. it is so uphill. >> even if the assault weapons ban goes nowhere in congress some groups hope members will pass universal brown checks. a move that may be no are politically pal -- palatable. >> as the vice president heads outs of capitol demonstrators are descending on washington. the march
comes from a very public tragedy four decades ago. for diane feinstein, it is personal. >> well, i became mayor as a product of assassination. both mayor masconey and supervisor have been shot and killed. >> reporter: the death of her colleagues, including harvey milk, the first openly gay public official was so traumatic she rarely discussed it. >> we're somebody that was very close to a tragic shooting. >> reporter: but here, in the launch to push the assault weapons ban, she talked about it in graphic detail. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body, and i was the one trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like it is not like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> reporter: she put on an elaborate event, even getting special permission from d.c. and capitol police to display ten different types of assault weapons, including an ar-15, the kind of rifle the shooter used to murder children in newtown. >> assault weapons were designed for and should be used on our battlefields. not on our stree
to have more on the new push by california senator dianne feinstein and the plans by vice president biden as he takes the issue on the road. >>> plus some people who work in san francisco will get an extra payday. the new program san francisco city attorney plans to announce today and how it could impact you. it's all ahead. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us it's friday, january 25th i'm pam cook. and steve paulson is here. we've been talking about possibility of rain this weekend. what do you think? >> i don't think so, pam. >> okay good. >> a lot of cloud cover. patchy fog. it's very mild. the less you hear and see me, the better. we have mostly cloudy skies. we'll have partly sunny later on. mild, 60s for everybody. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. right now traffic is moving along very well. some of the road work we've had has been picked up. let's go to interstate 880. the traffic here looks very nice as we drive past the coliseum. also the morning commute is looking good in san francisco along northbound 101 although i do see a little bit of road work on one of the ram
new legislation this morning to ban assault weapons. senator dianne feinstein who wrote the original law that was passed in '94 and expired in 2004, is leading today's charge. she, along with other senators, even displaying an array of assault weapons that would be banned and they brought props. senator feinstein arguing why is she believes there's a need for this ban. >> since the last assault weapons ban expired in 2004, and incidentally, in the ten years it was in place, no one took it to court. more than 350 people have been killed with assault weapons. >> megyn: no one took it to court because the nra at the time felt the supreme court was not leaning their way on these types of issues. the looks different it the court back then and the court today, there's question, if the bill would pass, there's question whether it would pass in the democratically controlled senate and whether the nra would feel the same. and on far-reaching rules of this legislation and the hurdles that have be to be cleared before this thing can pass. we're also hearing new questions today about secretary o
national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> next, senator dianne feinstein and others talk about the new proposed assault weapons ban. the bill would ban as a thick -- ban 150 specific types. this is one hour, 15 minutes. for coming today and i want to welcome you. this is a tough battle, so welcome. i'm pleased to be joined this morning by a cross section of americans who have been affected by gun violence. we have with us today, police chiefs, mayors, teachers, doctors, members of the clergy, mothers, gun safety groups, victims of gun violence and many others who care deeply about this issue. i would really like to thank my colleagues in the senate and the house who have chosen to stand together on this important issue. some of us have been working to prevent gun violence for decades. together we're introducing legislation to help in the mass shootings that have devastated countless families and terrorized communities. you will hear from my colleagues in the senate. senator durbin, part of the leadership in the democratic side. senator schumer from new york who helped me in 1993 by hea
dianne feinstein, who led the effort to pass the first ban in 1994. that legislation expired a decade later, and feinstein said it was past time to take action. >> we have done our best to craft a responsible bill to ban these assault weapons. guns that are designed for military use bought all over this country and often used for mass murder. >> sreenivasan: feinstein's proposal would ban the sale, transportation, importation or manufacturing of more than 150 specifically named firearms as well as certain semi-automatic rifles, handguns and shotguns; limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds; grandfather weapons legally owned on the date of enactment and, exempt over 900 weapons used for hunting or sporting activity. in response, the national rifle association released a statement that said, "the american people know gun bans do not work and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach." the effort faces long odds in the republican-controlled house, and in the senate, where some democrats do not support expanded gun control. feinstein acknowledged it
feinstein announced her own bill yesterday. it will eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> president obama also plans to travel to push gun control this week. >>> dianne feinstein got personal while introducing her assault weapons bill. feinstein talked about the day george moscone and harvey milk were killed at san francisco city hall. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body, and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like -- it isn't like the movies -- it changes your view of weapons. >> feinstein's bill would ban more than 150 assault style weapons and high capacity magazines. but she does concede that it has little chance of passing congress. >>> a well-known
. >> dianne feinstein is resuming her fight for a ban on assault weapons. this morning she introduced a bill on the floor of the senate and it is designed to stop at the sale, trar transfer and manufacturing of those weapons. >> they fall into the hands of those. they are sold out of trunks and back seats of automobiles in cities as well as gun shows with no questions asked -- >> senator feinstein introduced a similar measure in 1993 after a shooting there. >>> meanwhile vice-president biden just wrapped up a forum on gun control. biden partnered with google as part of a series of white house online fireside hangouts. a 21th century take on franklin roosevelts famous fireside chats on the radio, it was formed to come up with ways to reduce the violent following that. >>> a lawsuit over that there is scheduled for tomorrow. the drakes bay oyster company is suing the national park service after ken salazar ruled they should be closed. they have been in operation for almost 100 years and provides as much as 40% of the state's supply of fresh oysters. >>> some owners there are paying their yard
violence prevention on the road after senator feinstein looks to ban 150 specific assault weapons but the nra says not so fast. >>> a new stomach bug is called the ferrari of viruses. it's fast-mong, highly contagious and u.s. health officials say it's taking over the u.s. all that, and manti te'o's bizarre explanation. destruction for safety's sake. we'll take you to the place where the sun is are warm, the wind is steady and life is good. "early today" right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, january 25th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm richard lui. bitterly cold arctic air is gripping parts of the nation this morning for a third straight day. as you can see single digit temperatures are causing rivers to freeze in the boston area. and in methuen, massachusetts, amazing pictures show the spicket rivers falls frozen solid. here in new york, you can see the famous fountain in bryant park is covered in ice. bill karins will have much more on the deep freeze. >>> in the aftermath of the shootings in newtown, connecticut a new bill to propose the bill for assault weapo
constituents and our country to try. >> the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrongheaded approach and said gun bans don't work. now, the original passage of the assault weapons ban in 1994 is blamed for costing the democrats both control of the house and the senate because they supported it. so you can see, anne-marie, just how tough this battle is going to be. >> indeed. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you. >>> well, in senator feinstein's home state one los angeles area school district has decided to fight fire with fire. its armed police officers who guard schools with semiautomatic weapons. law enforcement officials there believe that is the only way to prevent a massacre. bill whitaker has our report. >> it's heartbreaking that we have to resort to this level of preparedness. >> reporter: the fontana school district chief of police is billy green. his 14 officers protect 42,000 students. last october green spent $14,000 to buy each officer a semiautomatic rifle. fontana is one of the first school districts to publicly acknowledge having such weapons on campus. by
senator diane feinstein unveiled her own gun control legislation. susan mcginnis has more on the senator's bill and its impact on you. >> reporter: vice president biden is heading to virginia today to try to gain public support for president obama's gun control proposals. >> it's not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people. it's about keeping all guns out of the hands of bad people. >> reporter: on capitol hill thursday, gun victims and law enforcement officers joined a group of democratic lawmakers as dianne feinstein announced her own bill which would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. >> military style assault weapons have but one purpose. in my view that's a military purpose. >> reporter: the lawmakers say the shootings at sandy hook shows that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of police who came to newtown said to me, we could not have stopped that shooter. even with the body armor we were wear with that kind of assault weapon. >> reporter: but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban thursday. he says th
feinstein is a new gun legislation that would allow 1 if the assault weapons and the request in belize. it is selling to the original assault weapons ban but does not have a sunset clause. at the original law did which expired in 2004. >> in san mateo tomorrow a part it will hold an anonymous gun buyback of it. anyone can give up their weapons, no questions asked, and receive up to 100 cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifle. to a of a schedule be given for the assault weapon. is having tomorrow at the san miguel county bid from 10:00 until 2:00 p.m.. >> of 49er 10 days away from the superbowl here is video of the team practicing and chatting with colin kaepernick no. 7 quarterback. he livened things up for those in the media, the board at least 15 pieces for reporters. a president yesterday was the little taste of what will be like in lawrence. and when it comes to the apple name, kaepernick says he respects the ravens and their star linebacker ray lewis. kaepernick says he also got some great advice from former 49ers grades like joe montana and steve young. >> will hear what kaepernick
ahead, senator feinstein introduces a new assault weapons ban in front of a massive display of guns ten years after writing the original ban. what are the chances this one will pass? >>> this hour, president obama makes another big nomination and it is a woman. it comes at the time, of course, when some criticized a lack of diversity in the president's cabin cabinet. live coverage of the announcement and join our conversation on twitter, you can find us. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your mo
and kathleen sebelius and tim kaine. biden's trip comes one day after senator dianne feinstein introduced her much-awaited ban on assault weapons. after biden's candid fireside chat on google plus. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than the assault weapons in somebody's hands who doesn't know how to use it. even one who does know how to use it. it's harder to use an assault weapon than a shotgun. >> so as biden looks for outside support, the gop looking inward. today at their winter meeting, the rnc chair reince priebus expected to drop a truth bomb on his party. politico reporting he'll lay out his plan for republican renewal. one that will change the rules but not the party's principles. and louisiana governor bobby jindal dished out his tough love prescription for fellow gopers last night. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. time for us to articulate our plans and visions for america in real terms. no secret we had a number of republicans who damaged the brand with offensive and bizarre commen
to try. >> feinstein's bill doesn't just ban assault weapons. it bans magazines that hold more than ten rounds, something the vice president focused on in a google chat. >> i am much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you would call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> i want to bring in "usa today's" washington bureau chief susan paige and the huffington post washington bureau chief ryan grim. >> the national mood has changed if you look at the polls. 53% of people have a favorable view of the president's plan. look at the numbers when you take each piece individually. 91% support background checks. 82% more for mental health. all the way down to 60% who favor a ban on assault weapons. how crucial will the obama administration's event, like the one we're going to see today, be to getting something passed legislatively. this whole big pr push they have going on? >> one thing that struck me when we heard senator feinstein read that litany of places that have seen terrible shooting rampages is that one thing that is
came forward again and said she would do it again this year. california senator dianne feinstein, who herself became mayor of san francisco because the serving mayor of san francisco at the time was shot to death, senator feinstein today at this press conference made her case. >> today my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices that can accept more than ten rounds. we have tried to recognize legal hunting rights. we have tried to recognize legal defense rights. we have tried to recognize the right of a citizen to legally possess a weapon. no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time. >> i've watched the slaughter of so many people and i've met with so many victims over the years. and in congress nobody wanted to touch the issue. and the last several years the massacres were going on more and more. and going through it, i kept saying, what's wrong with all of us? how many people have to be killed before we do som
, i'm martha maccallum. this proposal we're talking about was unveiled by senator dianne feinstein. it bans the sale of more than 150 types of semiautomatics and magazines with more than 10 round of ammo. there was a display yesterday afternoon. this bill set in motion after the tragedy of course that happened in newtown, connecticut. >> our weak gun laws allow massive killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. bill: she says no guns are being taken away. people that have assault rifle will have to secure them. but the bill is facing tough opposition. tucker carlson, editor, daily caller. fox news contributor. good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: in a word do you expect it to go anywhere? >> i do not. for the reason it doesn't address the core problem. it is silly. most people are horrified by series of school shootings all of which were carried out by the mentally ill. the question is how do you keep firearms away from people with mental problems? this bill does not address that at all. instead it addresses law-abiding citizens who have guns
's comments came just hours after california senator dianne feinstein reintroduced an assault weapons ban, targeting 157 specific firearms, semiautomatic rifles, and pistols with military features and magazines, holding more than ten rounds. even feinstein acknowledged getting it through congress will be difficult. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today, can you win this, the answer is, we don't know. it's so uphill. there is one great hope out there. and that is you. because you are stronger than the gun lobby. >> the nra responded in a statement, "senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disappointing, but not surprising that she is once again focused on curtailing the constitution." nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house. and she joins us now. good morning to you, kristen. >> reporter: good morning, luke. >> so vice president joey biden is going to eric cantor's richmond, virginia, today, part of this push by the white house that they're doing in their second term to take the campaign on the road. what do they h
begich are up for re-election in 2014. feinstein says she knows she has an uphill battle. >> you know, i did this once before. this is a complain. if it takes one year two years, three years, i have just been reelected. we're going to stay the course. >> reporter: she points out there are more than 2,000 types of hunting and sporting firearms that would not be affected by this ban and this is just the first in what democrats say will be a series of bills that they are going to unveil over the next couple of months that deal with gun violence mental illness and school safety. charlie and norah? >> nancy cordes thank you. >>> republicans across from the country are in charlotte, north carolina, this week, trying to come up with a new game plan to win voters. last night louisiana governor bobby jindal had tough words for his fellow gop members. >> we got to stop being the stupid party. i'm serious, it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. it's time for us to articulate our plans and our visions for america in real terms. it's no secret we had a number
, mark pryor of alaska and mark begich are up for re-election in 2014. dianne feinstein says she knows she has an uphill battle. >> i did this before. this is a campaign. if it takes one year, two years, three years, i have just been re-elected. we're going to stay the course. >> she points out there are more than 2,000 types of hunting and sporting-style firearms that would not be affected by this ban, and this is just the first in what democrats say will be a series of bills that they're going to unveil over the next couple of months that deal with gun violence, mental illness, and school safety. charlie andnorah. >> nancy cordes, thank you. >>> republicans are in north carolina this week. they're trying to come up with a new game plan to win voter. last night bob j jindal had tough words for his fellow gop members. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. it's time for us to talk like it does, it's time to start talking our visions for plans. it's no secret we had a numb behalf of republicans who damaged us with bizarre comments. we've had enough of that. >> governor, good morni
: oh, thank you. bill talking to you. >> caller: diane feinstein introduced the bill to ban assault weapons and i don't think it is going to pass because we need 60 votes again -- >> stephanie: yeah we'll talk about that. i love dick durbin. he says they are all happy with it. and we'll talk about all of that and the assault weapon's ban and -- and right-wing world as we continue on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. ♪ >> current's award winning original series is back with an all-new episode straight from the headlines. in the minefield of the nation's gun control debate, this could be the most polarizing issue. >> a
ban is still a bit of a stretch. >> critics say that when dianne feinstein was in office and congress failed to reauthorize it, what is being proposed is not banning all weapons, but dealers could so what they have in stock. the makers say it is disappointing but not surprising that senator feinstein is focusing on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals and focusing on our broken mental-health system. they say that finds him has been trying to ban weapons for decades. she was president of the san francisco board of supervisors in the late 1970s and she was there when a disgruntled member killed two people on the board. jon: let's bring in jonah goldberg. he is a fox news contributor. it is said that mr. obama plans to take a more combative approach on gun control. going around the country putting on a town hall event, rallying the people try to get this thing passed. do you think it will work? >> i am pretty speculative. he said he wanted the help of the people at his inaugural celebrations. he wanted people to call on the pressure to congress. he said he wanted
feinstein introduced a proposal that would ban certain assault weapons. but it is not just a federal issue. states are coming up with their own ideas like this one in missouri. you've got a state senator who wants to pass a law requiring parents who own guns to notify their child's school. if these are not complied, they will be slapped with a $100 fine. >> i wholly believe in the second amendment that everyone should have the right to bear arms. but the second amendment does not say that a 12-year-old can shoot a 12-year-old. >>brian: does this proposal go too far? we have another missouri state senator. what do you think about this? >> the constitution has many things it does not say but one of the thing the constitution does provide for is our privacy. i don't think the constitution says anything about teachers and school administrators becoming government investigators. i think this is a bad pweufplt >>brian: she says the bill is not intended to take your gun away but to improve gun safety. do you see her point of view? >> i don't. once again, as with any piece of gun legislation, what
by the vice president comes one day after senator dianne feinstein from california introduced a new, more strict version essentially of her 1994 assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. the new measure bans more than 150 assault weapons and ammunition magazines with more than ten rounds. >> military style assault weapons have but one purpose and in my view that's a military purpose. >> we're not trying to seize everybody's guns. but we need reasonable gun control in this country. or guess what? it will happen again. >> i'm optimistic. we have the american people on our side and i think that might bring washington together. >> reporter: however, they may have american people on their side, but those inside of congress are not too convince tsz that this gun control -- convinced that the gun control ban -- the gun ban rather will pass in congress. that last soundbyte was from new york senator kirsten gillibrand. she will have gun trafficking legislation next week. at 5:30 why the vice president himself thinks the ban may not be the best idea. back to you mike, andrea? >> all right delia gon
. >> you looked great down there and we'll talk more about dianne feinstein's legislation, first to the headlines. >> straight to the headlines, an extreme weather alert. the midwest bracing for dangerous ice storms, sleet, snow and ice could leave behind a slippery mess in illinois and michigan as well as missouri. this as the country gets ready for a brief warm-up. rick is tracking it for us this morning. and it's a rollercoaster, hot and cold. >> it is and it's going to continue, this rollercoaster much of this week. missouri we're not worried about you as much and temperature-wise, we'll get the cold temps and retreating a little bit, but still cold obviously across the great lakes and the northeast, and 19 in new york and 15 in boston. improved from the last week. a storm brought a lot of rain and record breaking rain yesterday in arizona and most of that energy now, pulling out here across parts of the central plains and there you see that pink, that's where we're concerned at least to start right now, about icing. warmer air moving over the cold air at the surface and the
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